Reuters Health Information (2008-01-21): Walking an hour a week cuts colon cancer risk

and another study published that shows more benefits to motion.

Reuters Health Information (2008-01-21): Walking an hour a week cuts colon cancer risk:
Walking an hour a week cuts colon cancer risk

Last Updated: 2008-01-21 14:02:07 -0400 (Reuters Health)

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A large new study confirms that physical activity reduces colon cancer risk.

While just an hour of walking a week seemed to protect against the disease, the more strenuously women exercised, the lower their risk, Dr. Kathleen Y. Wolin of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and colleagues found.

“Our findings suggest that participation in lower intensity activities may be sufficient to reduce risk though more vigorous activity provides comparable or perhaps additional risk reduction,” they write in the International Journal of Cancer.

Research showing that exercise reduces colon cancer risk has been “consistent and convincing,” Wolin and her team say, but questions remain about the intensity of exercise necessary to reduce risk.

To investigate, they followed at 79,295 women, aged 40 to 65 years old, for 16 years, during which time 547

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